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5 Tips to Reduce Variation in Tight Tolerance Injection Molding

In tight tolerance injection molding, process parameters must be controlled tightly and monitored closely to ensure the final part properties and dimensions meet all specifications and a quality product is molded.  As W. Edwards Deming said, “uncontrolled variation is the enemy of quality.”  Therefore, to maintain the quality we need and reduce scrap rates, we …

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5 Reasons Industry 4.0 Tech Pays for Itself Faster Than You Think

There’s a stigma in the industry that automation is solely about reducing labor.  While labor reduction is certainly the easiest to quantify when thinking about adding automation, it’s not the only money saving benefit that needs to be considered when determining ROI.  Below are 5 ways Industry 4.0 tech pays for itself faster than you …

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5 Challenges Working with Injection Molding Suppliers and How to Avoid Them

Injection molding is a large industry with a lot of companies providing this service but not all injection molders are created equal.  Some injection molders niche lies with prototype and low volume manufacturing while others focus on high volume.  Some put a high value on engineering expertise to help clients in product design where others …

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5 Reasons Tier 2 Injection Molders aren’t implementing Industry 4.0 Technology

Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things have been around for almost a decade.  If you searched the internet right now you could find hundreds, if not thousands of articles to read about it.  NPE in 2018 was largely dominated by Injection molding machine companies, robot companies and auxiliary equipment manufacturers showcasing how they …

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5 Mold Design Tips for High Volume, Tight Tolerance Injection Molding

When it comes to molding a quality part, it starts with the mold, and when you’re producing high volume tight tolerance components you want to run as fast as possible, and the tool needs to last.  Building molds for this type of product puts a lot of emphasis in design and below are 5 tips …

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5 Necessities of Light Out Injection Molding

Lights Out Injection Molding offers companies the opportunity to be more competitive with pricing and has the potential to ensure better quality products for customers, however it’s not as simple as buying expensive robots and flipping the switch.  Injection Molders need to have the right systems and processes in place to be successful at Lights …

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